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1998 ktm 200exc

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what do you think about the 1998 ktm 200exc, how does it compare to 125s and such, motor and suspension wise. i found a good deal on one and the only thing i am worried about is the front fork because its conventional and not inverted--does it still do a good job and what adjustments does it have. i do mostly agressive trail rideing, big hills and some jumping. i am 15, 5'7 and 125 lbs.
 
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FunkyD, in comparison this bike blows away any 125s except for the suspension. But it is still twice that of the KDX. You could always just put an inverted fork on it.
 
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Not sure what was on the 200, but the 50mm zokes that are on the 250 of the same year are good suspenders.
 
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i just bought one on **** and i rode it this weekend and it is awesome . i always rode 125s and for my size i never liked 250s in the woods but this 200 is perfect it feels as light as a 125 but with better power . i rode it once and im alreadytaking it to a race this weekend . get it you wont be dissapointed
 
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"But it is still twice that of the KDX" is BS!
The KTM is a good bike. Since your 15, and 5'7 I would go with the KDX. Also iam a agressive woods rider and i couldnt see myself on any other bike, even the KTM.I race mine and do motocross with it and its amazing. I rode the KTM up at Eddieville in washington and didnt really like it.
 

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I've had the kdx200, many 125s, a 250exc and the 200exc is BY FAR my favorite bike. If your a smaller guy and riding in the woods.. this is a GREAT bike. Good luck and hope this helps!